Sunday, May 3, 2015

Birthday Blog Hop . . .

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm thrilled and honored to have been asked to participate in a Birthday Blog Hop for ~Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge Blog.  Jo's Blog is celebrating THREE YEARS of fun times and I wish her many, many more to come!

If you have come from Sherrie's fabulous blog then you are on the right track!  If not, you can pop back over to ~Jo's Scrap Shack for the complete list of designers playing in today's hop!

What's a celebration without prize goodies?
Check out this awesome gift package Jo has put together for one lucky winner!
You must follow and leave a comment on EACH DESIGNER'S blog to qualify for this prize!

Items in the giveaway:
Your Story Photo machine & accessories, We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board, (2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads, 8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack, sequins, resin flowers, roll of bling, ribbon, twine, chipboard album + decorative papers, K & Co. Tags & envelopes, (3) packs of metal charms, Large ribbon embellishment, Buttons, Mesh, "How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide Teresa Collins 'Vintage Finds' Stamps #2 Set

Here's wishing Jo many 'good surprises' and happy years to come!

I just love making these 'sweet' treats!
This Hershey Nugget Slider Box is a perfect little 'something' that can fit any occasion!
I will be adding a tutorial for this cute project to my blog very soon.

 And, of course, you can't give a present without a matching card.
I love purple so today's project was created using the beautiful design papers from the Heartfelt Creations 'Delicate Aster's Collection'.  (full list of supplies at end of post)

I hope you'll come join in ~Jo's Scrap Shack Third Birthday Blog Hop.
Your next stop on our birthday hop is the wonderful blog of CANDICE.

(Remember to leave a comment for each designer before 
Midnight, May 4th to qualify for the prize!)

AND . . .
As an added bonus, I thought I'd have a little 'giveaway' too.
One lucky commenter to this post will receive this beautiful 
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' Die.

The winner of the actual Birthday BLOG HOP will be announced at ~Jo's Blog on May 5th.  I will be out of town this week so won't be able to announce the winner of my giveaway HERE on my blog until Saturday, May 9th.
If you include your email address in your comment and you are my lucky winner, I will notify you right away via email.  If not, you'll have to come back to my blog to see if it was YOUR lucky day! 
As always . . .

Papers:  Lovely Lavender cs, White cs, Heartfelt Creations dp,
Stamps/Ink:  Impression Obsession, The Stamp Pad Co., Heartfelt Creations 'Botanical Rose' / Versafine Onyx, TH Dusty Concord Distress
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourishes', Heartfelt Creations 'Botanical Wings', Sue Wilson 'Greek Island Collection' Santorini, Sue Wilson 'Greek Island Collection' Border, Tag, Corner set, Sue Wilson 'California Collection' border
Accessories:  Lilac Satin Ribbon, Flower making kit/ forming mat, Kaiser pearls, Dimensional tape,


  1. WOW!!!! Love your card and Hershey nugget set! The papers are so pretty and love the delicate feel of the embellishments! Outstanding job on this:) So fun to be in the hop with you!
    Sherrie K

  2. Wow, Darlene, what a gorgeous gift set this is!! I absolutely adore the colors and papers!! The dies you added are just perfect!! Those wrapped candies look so yummy!! Love these!! They're fabulous!! So happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. These are just beautiful. I am going to have to find out what Hershey Nuggets are now they have come up twice along the hop!

  4. This is so pretty and what a great treat on the inside! abusybee24 at cox dot netCarri~Abusybee

  5. Your card and gift box are so elegant and stunning! You turned ordinary chocolate into extraordinary chocolate. Thanks so much for offering a candy for us too. If I'm lucky enough to win it here is my email: Hugs, Robin

  6. Amazing colors!! Your slider box is adorable-soo super cute!!

  7. I also love purple and your card and goodie box are adorable. I'll be looking for the tutorial on the favor box!

  8. This gift set is Stunning and absolutely Gorgeous!! I love the beautiful pattern paper and purple color too!!!
    Gorgeous flower!!
    It's awesome to be hopping with you!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  9. A beautiful and thoughtful gift set. The colors a really pretty. Beautiful paper

  10. Beautiful sweet treat box Darlene! Happy Birthday Jo's Scrap Shack!

  11. Lovely, Simply Lovely is all I can say.... I just love the color first and then all the detale work too... such a cute idea. So Glad I found your blog by way of Jo's and became a follower too...

  12. The paper that you used for these projects are the colors!!

  13. Beautiful projects Darlene. Loving the chocolate on this hop and the wonderful extra goodie you are giving away. Thanks for the opportunity and TFS and joining in this Blogaversary. I know it means the world to Jo

  14. Stunning and yummy looking. Your attention to detail is duly noted and is lovely. Fabulous projects for the celebration.

  15. Oh wow Darlene this card and matching chocolates gift box are gorgeous!!! I don't know if you knew or not, but purple is my absolute favorite color too!!! :)
    I love the elegance of these beautiful projects! The flourish scrolls really add so much beauty and elegance and that sweet purple bow is beautiful! Wow, love it!!!
    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking part in my special blog birthday celebration. It means so much to me because this third year for me, means that I made it! I survived the rough patches of starting a blog and it was also very special for me because all of my closest friends that I have met along the way were in it and beside me today. Thank you very much, I love ya!

  16. OMG Your Card and gift box are not only Gorgeous but so Elegant looking definitely fit for the Big Celebration for the 3 Yr Blogaversary Queen You totally outdid yourself WOW the colors are so Royal and your flowers are breathtaking. Thanks for the chance for your giveaway that little die is so cute. YOU ROCK!!

  17. Love your card, it is beautiful! The flowers are fantastic. I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing much more.

  18. That chocolate box is amazing!! I would love that for a gift!!

  19. These are beautiful. I loVe your pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    {Google follower D-}

  20. Oh my your candy box is so beautiful..inside and out.

  21. Darlene,
    Such beautiful and vibrant projects. They are even in Jo's favorite color!! Your die-cuts are so intricate and gorgeous. They add such elegance! Regal and elegant :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  22. OMGoodness, what a gorgeous card and matching sweet box! Love these colours and the beautiful die cuts! I love how you wrapped the sweets in the matching gold paper! What a perfect set for the celebration! Thank you for your giveaway - I am die crazy so I would be over the moon to win this!

    Thank you for the blog hop - I am already your follower :-)

  23. Gorgeous project! I love the colors and details of this pretty card and candy box! Thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful die!

  24. This little set is sooo gorgeous!! Purple is such an awesome color to use on cards and yours is so rich and elegant! Love the dies you used, too. That little nugget box is super cute and I really like that you took the time to cover each of the nuggets with more of that beautiful paper.

  25. This is beautiful! Sorry to be so late in coming by!

  26. Wow! This is gorgeous! What a beautiful way to receive chocolate.

  27. What a wonderful birthday set. Love the color scheme and floral design on both the card and the treat box I am hoping along with Jo's Birthday hop and am already a follower. My email is

  28. What a gorgeous birthday set! Such a striking color combination! :)

  29. Beautiful gift set. Love the pretty colors and the floral design. Very very pretty.

  30. Just beautiful Dee. Love the colors and the idea of the wrapped treats in the box is too cute. If my comment is pulled for your prize you can 3mail me at

  31. Wow!! Your gift set is so beautiful and I love Vintage designs!! Can't wait to browse your blog and see your other projects !

  32. Your little chocolate box and matching card are so pretty with all the layered die cuts! Add to that the fact that it's purple and I'm sold!!! I am following you on Google Friend Connect! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful die.
    apedoak at aol dot com

  33. Wow! I can't believe how beautiful your treat box and card are! I would hate to even open the box and would want to frame your card!

  34. More fabulous ideas...LOVE that box and of course that beautiful HF paper....and a matching clever.....beautiful creation my friend!!

  35. OH, I meant to add, congrats on being a GD , too!


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